Working hard to change the world for the better by matching those that have with those that need it. Charities commission number: CC52544
Our vision is a world where people can live the lives they deserve in an environment that is treasured and valued. We are working to achieve this by collecting equipment, resources, space, time and energy that is spare and usable, and redistributing that to those that need it most in the Asia Pacific Region.
So far we've focused on medical equipment and resource that is no longer required in New Zealand, used spare space on trucks, ships and in warehouses to collect, collate and sort that, and then redistributed it to organisations working with those in need in the Asia Pacific region.
We have some brilliant stories to tell. Stories like Ashen, a 12 year old Pakistani boy who lost his leg and coudln't got to school, in fact his prospects were looking slim. Using prosthetic equipment we sent to the Hope Rehab society Ashen was fitted with a leg and able to return to school and look forward to a bright future. We worked out that getting that leg to him from Wellington New Zealand cost us just 30 cents thanks to the utlization of spare capacity. So for 30 cents we diverted that leg from landfill in Wellington, got it to Pakistan, and enabled a boy to live a good life. We thought that was pretty cool and we'd really like to do more of that.
We're already working at getting much needed medical equipment to clinics, hospitals and health centres in Fiji, Solomon Islands, Nepal, Pakistan. We exploring how to grow this into other Pacific Islands, and developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.
While we've started with medical equipment, the opportunities are endless and already we have interest in our work to match need with food, furniture, clothing, services and other resources.
We'd love to have you join us so if you have spare equipment, time, energy, knowledge or funds please get in touch.
TAKE MY HANDS IS ABOUT IMPROVING LIVES BY CONNECTING THOSE THAT HAVE WITH THOSE IN NEED.
Take My Hands is a charitable organisation that redistributes medical equipment and supplies to those in need. We have been working on projects for the past five years and 2015 will see the trust grow in size and range of projects. We also offer support to other projects and organisations looking to make a positive difference in the world. If you're interested in knowing more get in touch.
Charities Commission Number: CC52544
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